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The Top 10 Reasons to Meet Your Pathologist


Your pathologist is the doctor you may not have met, nor even know is caring for you. It’s true though, a pathologist is responsible for every lab test and pathology report. All treatment begins with the pathologist’s diagnosis. Take a look at a recent report and ask to speak with the pathologist if you have any questions. You should understand every word in the report and how your treatment is impacted. Here are some reasons why you should reach out.

  1. All treatment begins with a pathologist’s diagnosis.

  2. Pathologists make precision medicine possible.

  3. The pathologist is a crucial member of your care team.

  4. Pathologists are experts in quality, setting standards for accurate and precise diagnoses.

  5. Breakthrough cancer research often involves a pathologist on the team.

  6. No one understand your pathology report better than the doctor who wrote it: The Pathologist

  7. Pathologists oversee the quality of a hospital’s blood supply.

  8. Pathologists are experts in test utilization, frequently helping other doctors select “the right test for the right patient at the right time”.

  9. Tumor boards require the input of a pathologist.

  10. Every medical specialty intersects with pathology.

What are you waiting for? Reach out to your pathologist.

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